Navigating Cyber Threats in Finance

May 16, 2024
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Upcoming Events, Virtual Event

This event will take stock of the current threat landscape & dive into strategies for defense and risk mitigation.

Session Details

As cyber threats continue to evolve, it’s imperative to stay (at least) one step ahead of the attackers. Designed exclusively for security specialists in the financial services industry, this event explores the latest advances, challenges, and best practices for securing financial institutions and banking firms. 

Topics include zero trust security, threat intelligence, risk management, data security, secure cloud computing, compliance, identity management, and emerging technologies shaping the future of cybersecurity.

Panel Discussion | Implementing Zero Trust: Lessons Learned

Financial firms were among the first to implement zero-trust security (even before NIST defined the architecture). But the road to zero-trust wasn’t smooth; many firms encountered rocks and potholes. This panel session focuses on how to streamline your zero trust path, regardless of where you are in the journey. We highlight technologies and practices that provided us with measurable benefits, and shine a spotlight on some of the challenges (and how to overcome them).

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Agenda

10:00am – 10:05am

WSTA Introductions

Eileen Kane | Managing Director, Wealth Management Technology, Morgan Stanley & WSTA Director

Eileen Kane is a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Technology division, where she currently leads the RIA and Contact Center Technology platform development.

She joined Morgan Stanley through the 2020 acquisition of E*TRADE, where she ran the Institutional Technology division, having previously led the Quality Engineering and Project Management functions at E*TRADE. Eileen has spent over 20 years overseeing technology engineering teams in the Financial Services sector and believes a deep partnership with business stakeholders is the essential element in ensuring Technology delivery runs in lockstep with business development.

Eileen is passionate about developing talented, engaged technology teams that are fully invested in the company mission, and is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace, and empowering individuals to grow and succeed within the field.

Eileen holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from University College Dublin, Ireland.

10:05am – 10:20am

Industry Perspectives Presentation

Kory Patrick | Director, Global Commercial Financial Services, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kory is the Commercial Financial Services Portfolio Lead for Booz Allen with more than two decades of experience designing, developing, and delivering global cybersecurity and risk management programs in both the public and private sectors, including 25 of the Fortune Global 100.​ His 20+ year career has focused on minimizing financial and nation state threats to critical infrastructure, including 12 years as an FBI Special Agent in the Cyber Division.

10:20am – 10:40am

Premier Sponsor Presentation

10:40am – 11:00am

Presentation by Infoblox

11:00am – 11:20am

Presentation By Check Point

11:20am – 11:40am

Presentation by Verizon

11:40am – 12:00pm

Break – Visit the Resource Rooms and Network with Attendees

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion: Implementing Zero Trust: Lessons Learned

Abstract

Financial firms were among the first to implement zero-trust security (even before NIST defined the architecture). But the road to zero-trust wasn’t smooth; many firms encountered rocks and potholes. This panel session focuses on how to streamline your zero trust path, regardless of where you are in the journey. We highlight technologies and practices that provided us with measurable benefits, and shine a spotlight on some of the challenges (and how to overcome them).

(Moderator) Johna Till Johnson | CEO and Founder, Nemertes

Johna Till Johnson, CEO of Nemertes and content committee chair for the WSTA, is known for her roles as an Engineer, Adventurer, Researcher, and Storyteller. Johna holds a BS/EE from The Johns Hopkins University and conducted research in the PhD program in particle physics at the University of Rochester. She has designed embedded security systems for banks, run the lab testing program at Data Communications Magazine, and led research and development as Chief Technology Officer at Greenwich Technology Partners, a global engineering firm. At Nemertes, the research-advisory firm she founded in 2002, her focus includes cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, and emerging technologies. Johna is widely-published at organizations including the Defense Tactical Information Center (DTIC), Business Communications Review, Electronic Design, and TechTarget. A long-time adventurer, she has completed several 300-mile solo kayak and sailing expeditions and sea races.

Valerie Drew, VP, and Lead of Corporate Bank Technology Risk Portfolio, Deutsche Bank

Valerie Drew is an executive-level technologist, who is known for optimizing companies’ growth with visionary technology leadership through relentless innovation in Artificial Intelligence, global security, cloud infrastructure, financial application development for Fixed Income and Capital Markets. She is a thought leader who catapults teams to exceed expectations in complex environments. She propels MM revenue savings, utilizing predictive analysis, code optimization, and implementing best practices in the international market.

Valerie has designed global Risk frameworks for Artificial Intelligence and Cloud cybersecurity implementation, transformation, and continuous improvement for sustainable growth.

Valerie is the VP, and lead of CB Technology Risk Portfolio at DB, in a previous role as COO of Divisional Control and Regulatory Office her responsibilities was to design controls for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Process Automation at Deutsche Bank. She has an MBA and a Master’s degree in Cyber security from the University of Maryland. She is working on her dissertation for her doctorates in Strategic Intelligence at the American Military University, conducting extensive research in the malicious use of Artificial Intelligence.

Lenworth Smith | Director of Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security, EquiLend

Lenworth is a technology executive with over 25 years industry experience specializing in several technology disciplines including implementing, deploying and managing next gen technology infrastructure, private clouds, platform optimization, business continuity, IT Security, etc. Lenworth has extensive experience and skills with implementing Global IT Security Programs, Virtualization and Hyper-Converged technologies.

Lenworth is currently the Head of the Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security teams for EquiLend Holdings LLC, which is responsible for providing the business with innovative, reliable, cost-effective and secure technology solutions across all core infrastructure services.

Prior to joining EquiLend, Lenworth served as the EVP and Head of IT, Warehouse and Logistics for Lloyd’s Manufacturing Inc., a foods and beverages retail manufacturer in Jamaica, W.I. There he led the firm’s datacenter re-architecture, which successfully reduced costs and decreased complexity, while also providing improved disaster recovery for the firm’s critical systems.

1:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Location Details

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